Album: Ren Harvieu, Through the Night (Kid Gloves/Island)

Blah blah blah, Sound of 2012 finalist. Blah blah, freak accident survivor. Blah, retro soul singer.

This, you may gather, is hardly gap-in-the-market stuff. Still, if the success of Adele has taught us anything, it's that you never can tell who the world will embrace, so for 21-year-old Salford girl Harvieu there is hope and no shortage of raw, if a-little-too-lushly orchestrated, talent. Through the Night aims for Dusty in Memphis, but it lands closer to Petula Clark.

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